upgrading my processor

By whiternoise · 4 replies
Dec 11, 2005
  1. I'm currently running a Sempron 2800+ (1.6ghz) sckt 754.
    My mobo is an Asus K8V-MX.
    The manual says it can support: 64 processor with 800mhz FSb freq. and L2 cache up to 1mb.
    Can anyone suggest a new 64 processor (NOT sempron and over 2ghz) that will run on this motherboard.(bear in mind i live in the uk)
    Also, will i have to reinstall windows after putting in a new processor?
    Thanks in advance
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    How about the socket 754 3700+ clawhammer?
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It's harder to find, a bit more expensive then the NewCastle 3400+ & doesn't perform that much better. The NewCastle was also tweaked a bit compared to the ClawHammer.

    You can find them HERE.
  4. PC_Nerd

    PC_Nerd TS Rookie Posts: 82

    You wont have to reinstall windows, you may just have to adjust your memory timing
  5. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    memory timing?
    (and pref within £150)
    I thought possibly: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 64bit Socket 754
    Basically i need to know whether my mobo is compatible.
    thanks so far.
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